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June 4th, 2014

Updated: State Road 23 in Starke County reopens after sinkhole is repaired

June 4, 2014

KNOX — Indiana Department of Transportation officials have reopened State Road 23 near Toto Road/County Road 300 after closing it Wednesday afternoon because of a sink hole.

The sink hole has been repaired and the road has been reopened.

Arts Camp planned for next week

June 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH – ArtSparks leaders are in the final throes of preparing for the new Creative Arts Camp next week.

Sponsored by Encore Performing Arts and the Plymouth Parks Department with funding from the Marshall County Community Foundation, the day camp runs Monday through Friday from 9-4 and Saturday from 9-1 with a public performance and cookout at 11:00 on Saturday. The camp will be held in and around the amphitheatre at Centennial Park in Plymouth. It represents an artistic experience not previously available in the Marshall County area.

Plymouth Police Chief: Shooting of dog considered justified

June 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Patrolman who fired three shots at a dog acted in accordance with policy, Police Chief David Bacon told the Pilot News Tuesday.

Department police provides for the use of force when an animal is endangering the officer or others. The same dog was the subject of four other complaints to the department.

Want to know more about this policy? Read the story in the June 4 edition of the Pilot News.

New principal named for Menominee Slementary School

June 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Community Schools Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Steven Boyer, formerly the assistant principal at Lincoln Junior High School, as the new principal at Menominee Elementary School.

Boyer replaces Amy Gerard, who was named interim principal after Michael Dunn resigned unexpectedly in March.

Read more about this new administrator in today's Pilot News.

Work to resume today at fire-damaged Bremen plant

June 4, 2014

BREMEN — The president and CEO of Charleston Corp in Bremen told reporters that the plant is expected to reopen today after a fire destroyed one of the six building in the complex and sent three employees to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Multiple fire departments responded to a request for mutual aid after an explosion and fire rocked a warehouse at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Using fire department tanker trucks, the crews battled the fire for several hours.

June 3rd

Severe weather possible tomorrow; nastiest weather likely to stay to the south

June 3, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A Hazardous Weather outlook posted by the National Weather Service is alerting residents to the potential for severe weather beginning tomorrow afternoon and continuing into Wednesday.

These storm have the potential of producing damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes,mainly in the afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall of 1-2 inches per hour is also expected.

Indications are that the storm is likely to stay south of the Marshall County area, according to Emergency Management Director Clyde Avery.

Building fire ongoing in Bremen

June 3, 2014

BREMEN — At about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday (today), Bremen Fire Department called for help from multiple departments in fighting a fire at the Charleston Corp. on Dogwood Road. The fire is in one of the warehouses and may involve fiberglass products, according to dispatch.

Details and additional photos expected in the Wednesday edition of the Pilot News.

State police announce localized Twitter access

June 3, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police announced today that 13 State Police Districts across Indiana will now have a unique Twitter account to complement the existing statewide Twitter handle of @IndStatePolice.

American Containers is growing

June 3, 2014

PLYMOUTH — American Containers, Inc. has received two different tax abatements to assist their business expansion. On Monday the company invited members of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation and the City of Plymouth to tour the facility and participate in a groundbreaking ceremony. The expansion will add jobs within the county.
To learn more about the project and American Containers see today's Pilot News.

Plymouth Police Department shoots dog

June 3, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth Police officer shot a dog three times Friday after responding to a complaint about a dog running loose on Randolph Street.
According to the police report filed by Patrolman B. DeLee, at approximately 12:55 p.m. police were dispatched to the 600 block of Randolph Street. The person who called allegedly told police that he had to use the lawn mower to keep the dog away from him.

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